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Subject: Romance audiobooks - best source?
Date Posted: 11/11/2011 3:12 PM ET
Member Since: 5/27/2009
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Hello,

What's the best site to download audiobooks (romances, that is)?  Is Audible.com the only one out there?  They seem to have good selection, but I wanted to see if there were other options.

Thanks!

Date Posted: 11/12/2011 10:59 AM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2006
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You might try www.booksonboard.com     I know they have audio books.

Date Posted: 11/12/2011 1:14 PM ET
Member Since: 11/15/2008
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Another often overlooked source is your public library.  It depends where you live, but I know that my library has a pretty good selection of audiobooks for download,  including a decent romance selection.  And you can't beat the price :).

Date Posted: 11/13/2011 8:59 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I get my audiobooks from my library and booksfree.com.  It's CDs but much cheaper than using a download service.  I pay $22.50/month for booksfree and get 4-6 audios a month for that. I load them onto my IPOD and mail them right back in a prepaid mailer.  Works out cheaper per book than Audible.

Date Posted: 11/13/2011 7:21 PM ET
Member Since: 7/8/2005
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Audiobookstand.com has a good selection, and they often have sales. Sign up for e-mails. They also do downloads which compare to Audible in price, except you don't have to sign up for any plan.

Audible books don't play on my Nextar MP3 player, so I have to use CDs.  I get a lot from the library. My library has downloads, too, but they expire after a week or 2, and sometimes I am not done yet. Imagine a Diana Gabaldon book on CD! 40 - 50! MP3 CDs are best.

Date Posted: 11/16/2011 9:38 PM ET
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Thanks for the tip for Booksfree.com! I got the free trial and got 2 long wished-for audiobooks within a couple of days. They mail first class! I can get a lot of my wishlisted audios and it will be cheaper and easier than any other way. I got MP3 CDs, so it did not take long to load.

Date Posted: 11/20/2011 10:24 PM ET
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How quickly does Booksfree.com mail out the next book once you turn in a book?  For comparison, Netflix had a quick turnaround in my area.  I could put a dvd in the mail on Monday morning, and by Wed afternoon, I would have another movie in my mailbox.  I live in the Dallas metroplex, and I know a coworker of mine discontinued Netflix b/c of poor turnaround.  Just wondering how well Booksfree.com works... ?

Date Posted: 11/23/2011 8:37 PM ET
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Well, I am in the second week of my two week "free trial" at Booksfree.com, and I just got the second shipment of two. Fast turn-around; great selection. I got audiobooks I haven't found elsewhere (except for a high price), and now have to consider paying for a  month and getting several more. I like that they have MP3s, so they load and copy in a snap. The shipment envelope is to be reused to mail them back, no postage, hassle-free.

Date Posted: 11/26/2011 6:04 PM ET
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Booksfree.com has a sale going on - 20% off on memberships. Plus they offer a free two-week trial.